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Where do you aim for your child's education?

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Question: When you plan your child's education, where do aim for them to be? Even if a person can't hit the bulls eye, you still aim for something. What is it for your family?


Top of their age group or past it

Keeping up with their age group

It doesn't matter if they're "behind" because we homeschool

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by on Oct. 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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by on Oct. 24, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Both my kids are naturally at the top of their age groups, that is one reason we home-school.

I don't push, we feel it is more important to make sure they have a firm grasp of the basics but I would really feel bad if they fell behind.

Their education, like every other mother in this group is our main priority.

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by on Oct. 24, 2011 at 10:42 PM

 All that is really important to me is that DD is excelling at her grade level. If she's at the top of her grade level, thats great, too. She's stressed out very easily so I don't push her to do PAST her grade level.

by on Oct. 25, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Of course, I chose top of the class; ahead of their peers. i am just that way. But I do understand if he cannot understand a subject I can let him take the time he needs without him feeling like he is not as smart as his peers.

It works nicely to stop what he cant do and then revisit it a couple of weeks later. It usually is easier by then, his brain has made sense of it.

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